The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Enter Iailor, and his friend.Enter Gaoler and his Friend TNK IV.i.1
Heare you no more, was nothing saide of meHeard you no more? Was nothing said of me TNK IV.i.1
Concerning the escape of Palamon?Concerning the escape of Palamon? TNK IV.i.2
Good Sir remember.Good sir, remember. TNK IV.i.3.1
Nothing that I heard,Nothing that I heard, TNK IV.i.3.2
For I came home before the businesFor I came home before the business TNK IV.i.4
Was fully ended: Yet I might perceiveWas fully ended. Yet I might perceive, TNK IV.i.5
Ere I departed, a great likelihoodEre I departed, a great likelihood TNK IV.i.6
Of both their pardons: For Hipolita,Of both their pardons; for Hippolyta TNK IV.i.7
And faire-eyd Emilie, upon their kneesAnd fair-eyed Emily, upon their knees, TNK IV.i.8
Begd with such hansom pitty, that the DukeBegged with such handsome pity that the Dukehandsome (adj.)

old form: hansom
proper, fitting, appropriate
TNK IV.i.9
Me thought stood staggering, whether he should followMethought stood staggering, whether he should followmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thought
it seems / seemed to me
TNK IV.i.10
stagger (v.)
hesitate, waver, vacillate
His rash o'th, or the sweet compassionHis rash oath or the sweet compassion TNK IV.i.11
Of those two Ladies; and to second them,Of those two ladies; and to second them TNK IV.i.12
That truely noble Prince PerithousThat truly noble prince Pirithous, TNK IV.i.13
Halfe his owne heart, set in too, that I hopeHalf his own heart, set in too, that I hopeset in (v.)
put in [his word], join in, intervene
TNK IV.i.14
All shall be well: Neither heard I one questionAll shall be well; neither heard I one question TNK IV.i.15
Of your name, or his scape.Of your name, or his 'scape.scape, 'scape (v.)
escape, avoid
TNK IV.i.16.1
Pray heaven it hold so.Pray heaven it hold so!hold (v.)
stand firm, continue, carry on
TNK IV.i.16.2
Enter 2. Friend.Enter Second Friend TNK IV.i.17
Be of good comfort man; I bring you newes,Be of good comfort, man; I bring you news, TNK IV.i.17
Good newes.Good news. TNK IV.i.18.1
They are welcome,They are welcome. TNK IV.i.18.2
Palamon has cleerd you,Palamon has cleared you, TNK IV.i.18.3
And got your pardon, and discoverd / How,And got your pardon, and discovered howdiscover (v.)

old form: discoverd
reveal, show, make known
TNK IV.i.19
and by whose meanes he escapt, which was your Daughters,And by whose means he escaped, which was your daughter's, TNK IV.i.20
Whose pardon is procurd too, and the PrisonerWhose pardon is procured too; and the prisoner, TNK IV.i.21
Not to be held ungratefull to her goodnes,Not to be held ungrateful to her goodness, TNK IV.i.22
Has given a summe of money to her Marriage,Has given a sum of money to her marriage, TNK IV.i.23
A large one ile assure you.A large one, I'll assure you. TNK IV.i.24.1
Ye are a good manYe are a good man TNK IV.i.24.2
And ever bring good newes.And ever bring good news. TNK IV.i.25.1
How was it ended?How was it ended? TNK IV.i.25.2
Why, as it should be; they that nev'r begdWhy, as it should be; they that never begged TNK IV.i.26
But they prevaild, had their suites fairely granted,But they prevailed had their suits fairly granted;suit (n.)

old form: suites
formal request, entreaty, petition
TNK IV.i.27
fairly (adv.)

old form: fairely
fully, completely, entirely
The prisoners have their lives.The prisoners have their lives. TNK IV.i.28.1
I knew t'would be so.I knew 'twould be so. TNK IV.i.28.2
But there be new conditions, which you'l heare ofBut there be new conditions, which you'll hear of TNK IV.i.29
At better time.At better time. TNK IV.i.30.1
I hope they are good.I hope they are good. TNK IV.i.30.2
They are honourable,They are honourable; TNK IV.i.30.3
How good they'l prove, I know not.How good they'll prove I know not. TNK IV.i.31.1
T'will be knowne.'Twill be known. TNK IV.i.31.2
Enter Wooer.Enter Wooer TNK IV.i.32
Alas Sir, wher's your Daughter?Alas, sir, where's your daughter? TNK IV.i.32.1
Why doe you aske?Why do you ask? TNK IV.i.32.2
O Sir when did you see her?O sir, when did you see her? TNK IV.i.33.1
How he lookes?How he looks! TNK IV.i.33.2
This morning.This morning. TNK IV.i.34.1
Was she well? was she in health? Sir,Was she well? Was she in health, sir? TNK IV.i.34.2
when did she sleepe?When did she sleep? TNK IV.i.35.1
These are strange Questions.These are strange questions. TNK IV.i.35.2
I doe not thinke she was very well, for nowI do not think she was very well, for now TNK IV.i.36
You make me minde her, but this very dayYou make me mind her, but this very daymind (v.)

old form: minde
think of, call to mind
TNK IV.i.37
I ask'd her questions, and she answered meI asked her questions, and she answered me TNK IV.i.38
So farre from what she was, so childishly.So far from what she was, so childishly, TNK IV.i.39
So sillily, as if she were a foole,So sillily, as if she were a fool, TNK IV.i.40
An Inocent, and I was very angry.An innocent, and I was very angry.innocent (n.)

old form: Inocent
simpleton, dimwit, mental defective
TNK IV.i.41
But what of her Sir?But what of her, sir? TNK IV.i.42.1
Nothing but my pitty;Nothing but my pity; TNK IV.i.42.2
but you must know it, and as good by meBut you must know it, and as good by me TNK IV.i.43
As by an other that lesse loves her:As by another that less loves her –  TNK IV.i.44
Well Sir.Well, sir? TNK IV.i.45.1
Not right?Not right?right (adj.)
in her right mind, sane, rational
TNK IV.i.45.2
Not well?---Wooer, No Sir not well.Not well? TNK IV.i.45.3
Tis too true, she is mad.No, sir, not well. TNK IV.i.45.4
'Tis too true, she is mad. TNK IV.i.46.1
It cannot be.It cannot be. TNK IV.i.46.2
Beleeve you'l finde it so.Believe you'll find it so. TNK IV.i.47.1
I halfe suspectedI half suspected TNK IV.i.47.2
What you told me: the gods comfort her:What you have told me; the gods comfort her! TNK IV.i.48
Either this was her love to Palamon,Either this was her love to Palamon, TNK IV.i.49
Or feare of my miscarrying on his scape,Or fear of my miscarrying on his 'scape,miscarry (v.)
come to harm, perish, meet death
TNK IV.i.50
on (prep.)
because of
scape, 'scape (v.)
escape, avoid
Or both.Or both. TNK IV.i.51.1
Tis likely.'Tis likely. TNK IV.i.51.2
But why all this haste Sir?But why all this haste, sir? TNK IV.i.51.3
Ile tell you quickly. As I late was anglingI'll tell you quickly. As I late was anglinglate (adv.)
recently, a little while ago / before
TNK IV.i.52
In the great Lake that lies behind the Pallace,In the great lake that lies behind the palace, TNK IV.i.53
From the far shore, thicke set with reedes, and Sedges,From the far shore, thick-set with reeds and sedges,sedge (n.)
variety of grassy plant, rush
TNK IV.i.54
As patiently I was attending sport,As patiently I was attending sport,sport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
TNK IV.i.55
attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
I heard a voyce, a shrill one, and attentiveI heard a voice, a shrill one; and attentive TNK IV.i.56
I gave my eare, when I might well perceiveI gave my ear, when I might well perceive TNK IV.i.57
T'was one that sung, and by the smallnesse of itT' was one that sung, and by the smallness of itsmallness (n.)

old form: smallnesse
softness, gentleness, high pitch
TNK IV.i.58
A boy or woman. I then left my angleA boy or woman. I then left my angleangle (n.)
fishing rod, line, hook
TNK IV.i.59
To his owne skill, came neere, but yet perceivd notTo his own skill, came near, but yet perceived not TNK IV.i.60
Who made the sound; the rushes, and the ReedsWho made the sound, the rushes and the reeds TNK IV.i.61
Had so encompast it: I laide me downeHad so encompassed it. I laid me downencompass (v.)

old form: encompast
surround, encircle, enclose
TNK IV.i.62
And listned to the words she song, for thenAnd listened to the words she sung, for then, TNK IV.i.63
Through a small glade cut by the Fisher men,Through a small glade cut by the fishermen,glade (n.)
opening, path, gap
TNK IV.i.64
I saw it was your Daughter.I saw it was your daughter. TNK IV.i.65.1
Pray goe on Sir?Pray go on, sir. TNK IV.i.65.2
She sung much, but no sence; onely I heard herShe sung much, but no sense; only I heard her TNK IV.i.66
Repeat this often. Palamon is gone,Repeat this often: ‘ Palamon is gone, TNK IV.i.67
Is gone to 'th wood to gather Mulberies,Is gone to th' wood to gather mulberries; TNK IV.i.68
Ile finde him out to morrow.I'll find him out tomorrow.’ TNK IV.i.69.1
Pretty soule.Pretty soul! TNK IV.i.69.2
His shackles will betray him, hee'l be taken,‘ His shackles will betray him; he'll be taken, TNK IV.i.70
And what shall I doe then? Ile bring a beavy,And what shall I do then? I'll bring a bevy,bevy (n.)

old form: beavy
company [of maidens], gathering
TNK IV.i.71
A hundred blacke eyd Maides, that love as I doeA hundred black-eyed maids, that love as I do, TNK IV.i.72
With Chaplets on their heads of Daffadillies,With chaplets on their heads of daffadillies,chaplet (n.)
garland, wreath
TNK IV.i.73
daffadilly (n.)
With cherry-lips, and cheekes of Damaske Roses,With cherry lips, and cheeks of damask roses,damask (adj./n.)

old form: Damaske
light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
TNK IV.i.74
And all wee'l daunce an Antique fore the Duke,And all we'll dance an antic 'fore the Duke,antic, antick(e), antique (n.)
bizarre dance, fantastic spectacle, grotesque entertainment
TNK IV.i.75
And beg his pardon; Then she talk'd of you Sir;And beg his pardon.’ Then she talked of you, sir; TNK IV.i.76
That you must loose your head to morrow morning,That you must lose your head tomorrow morning, TNK IV.i.77
And she must gather flowers to bury you,And she must gather flowers to bury you, TNK IV.i.78
And see the house made handsome, then she sungAnd see the house made handsome. Then she sunghandsome (adj.)
proper, fitting, appropriate
TNK IV.i.79
Nothing but Willow, willow, willow, and betweeneNothing but ‘ Willow, willow, willow,’ and betweenwillow (int.)
[in song] expression of sadness and unrequited love
TNK IV.i.80
Ever was, Palamon, faire Palamon,Ever was ‘ Palamon, fair Palamon,’ TNK IV.i.81
And Palamon, was a tall yong man. The placeAnd ‘ Palamon was a tall young man.’ The placetall (adj.)
brave, valiant, bold
TNK IV.i.82
Was knee deepe where she sat; her careles Tresses,Was knee-deep where she sat; her careless tresses TNK IV.i.83
A wreake of bull-rush rounded; about her stuckeA wreath of bulrush rounded; about her stuckstick (v.)

old form: stucke
be placed, be fixed
TNK IV.i.84
round (v.)
ring, encircle, surround
Thousand fresh water flowers of severall cullors.Thousand fresh water flowers of several colours,several (adj.)

old form: severall
separate, different, distinct
TNK IV.i.85
That me thought she appeard like the faire NimphThat methought she appeared like the fair nymphmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thought
it seems / seemed to me
TNK IV.i.86
That feedes the lake with waters, or as IrisThat feeds the lake with waters, or as IrisIris (n.)
Greek goddess of the rainbow; messenger of the gods, especially of Zeus and Hera
TNK IV.i.87
Newly dropt downe from heaven; Rings she madeNewly dropped down from heaven. Rings she made TNK IV.i.88
Of rushes that grew by, and to 'em spokeOf rushes that grew by, and to 'em spoke TNK IV.i.89
The prettiest posies: Thus our true love's tide,The prettiest posies, ‘ Thus our true love's tied,’posy (n.)
short piece of poetry [often inscribed inside a ring]
TNK IV.i.90
This you may loose, not me, and many a one:‘ This you may lose, not me,’ and many a one. TNK IV.i.91
And then she wept, and sung againe, and sigh'd,And then she wept, and sung again, and sighed, TNK IV.i.92
And with the same breath smil'd, and kist her hand.And with the same breath smiled and kissed her hand. TNK IV.i.93
Alas what pitty it is?Alas, what pity it is! TNK IV.i.94.1
I made in to her.I made in to her;make in (v.)
go in, make [one's] way through
TNK IV.i.94.2
She saw me, and straight sought the flood, I sav'd her,She saw me, and straight sought the flood. I saved her,straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
TNK IV.i.95
flood (n.)
river, stream, rushing water
And set her safe to land: when presentlyAnd set her safe to land; when presentlypresently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
TNK IV.i.96
She slipt away, and to the Citty made,She slipped away, and to the city made TNK IV.i.97
With such a cry, and swiftnes, that beleeve meWith such a cry and swiftness that, believe me, TNK IV.i.98
Shee left me farre behinde her; three, or foure,She left me far behind her. Three or four TNK IV.i.99
I saw from farre off crosse her, one of 'emI saw from far off cross her – one of 'emcross (v.)

old form: crosse
cross the path of, intercept, encounter
TNK IV.i.100
I knew to be your brother, where she staid,I knew to be your brother – where she stayed,stay (v.)

old form: staid
stop, halt, come to a standstill
TNK IV.i.101
And fell, scarce to be got away: I left them with her.And fell, scarce to be got away. I left them with her, TNK IV.i.102
And hether came to tell you:And hither came to tell you. TNK IV.i.103.1
Enter Brother, Daughter, and others.Enter Gaoler's Brother, Gaoler's Daughter, and others  TNK IV.i.103
Here they are.Here they are. TNK IV.i.103.2
(sings) TNK IV.i.104
May you never more enjoy the light, &c.May you never more enjoy the light, etc. TNK IV.i.104
Is not this a fine Song?Is not this a fine song? TNK IV.i.105.1
O a very fine one.O, a very fine one. TNK IV.i.105.2
I can sing twenty more.I can sing twenty more. TNK IV.i.106.1
I thinke you can,I think you can. TNK IV.i.106.2
Yes truely can I, I can sing the Broome,Yes, truly can I; I can sing ‘ The Broom,’ TNK IV.i.107
And Bony Robin. Are not you a tailour?And ‘ Bonny Robin.’ Are not you a tailor? TNK IV.i.108
Yes,Yes. TNK IV.i.109.1
Wher's my wedding Gowne?Where's my wedding gown? TNK IV.i.109.2
Ile bring it to morrow.I'll bring it tomorrow. TNK IV.i.109.3
Doe, very rarely, I must be abroad elseDo, very early; I must be abroad elseelse (adv.)
TNK IV.i.110
abroad (adv.)
away from home, out of the house
To call the Maides, and pay the MinstrelsTo call the maids, and pay the minstrels. TNK IV.i.111
For I must loose my Maydenhead by cocklightFor I must lose my maidenhead by cocklight;maidenhead (n.)

old form: Maydenhead
TNK IV.i.112
cocklight (n.)
morning cock-crow, dawn
Twill never thrive else.'Twill never thrive else. TNK IV.i.113
Singes(She sings) TNK IV.i.114
O faire, oh sweete, &c..O fair, O sweet, etc. TNK IV.i.114
You must ev'n take it patiently.You must e'en take it patiently. TNK IV.i.115.1
Tis true,'Tis true. TNK IV.i.115.2
Good'ev'n, good men, pray did you ever heareGood e'en, good men. Pray did you ever hear TNK IV.i.116
Of one yong Palamon?Of one young Palamon? TNK IV.i.117.1
Yes wench we know him.Yes, wench, we know him.wench (n.)
girl, lass
TNK IV.i.117.2
Is't not a fine yong Gentleman?Is't not a fine young gentleman? TNK IV.i.118.1
Tis, Love.'Tis, love. TNK IV.i.118.2
By no meane crosse her, she is then distemperdBy no mean cross her; she is then distempereddistempered (adj.)

old form: distemperd
vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
TNK IV.i.119
cross (v.)

old form: crosse
contradict, challenge, go against
For worse then now she showes.Far worse than now she shows. TNK IV.i.120.1
Yes, he's a fine man.Yes, he's a fine man. TNK IV.i.120.2
O, is he so? you have a Sister.O, is he so? You have a sister. TNK IV.i.121.1
Yes.Yes. TNK IV.i.121.2
But she shall never have him, tell her so,But she shall never have him, tell her so, TNK IV.i.122
For a tricke that I know, y'had best looke to her,For a trick that I know. You'd best look to her;trick (n.)

old form: tricke
way, knack, skill
TNK IV.i.123
For if she see him once, she's gone, she's done,For if she see him once, she's gone, she's done,go (v.)
be pregnant, be with child
TNK IV.i.124
And undon in an howre. All the young MaydesAnd undone in an hour. All the young maids TNK IV.i.125
Of our Towne are in love with him, but I laugh at 'emOf our town are in love with him, but I laugh at 'em, TNK IV.i.126
And let 'em all alone, Is't not a wise course?And let 'em all alone; is't not a wise course?alone, let [one]
pay no attention to [one], have nothing to do with [one]
TNK IV.i.127.1
course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
Yes.Yes. TNK IV.i.127.2
There is at least two hundred now with child by him,There is at least two hundred now with child by him –  TNK IV.i.128
There must be fowre; yet I keepe close for all this,There must be four; yet I keep close for all this,close (adj.)
secret, concealed, hidden
TNK IV.i.129
Close as a Cockle; and all these must be Boyes,Close as a cockle; and all these must be boys – cockle (n.)
cockle shell, mussel-shell
TNK IV.i.130
He has the tricke on't, and at ten yeares oldHe has the trick on't – and at ten years oldtrick (n.)

old form: tricke
way, knack, skill
TNK IV.i.131
They must be all gelt for Musitians,They must be all gelt for musicians,geld (v.), past forms gelded, gelt
castrate, spay
TNK IV.i.132
And sing the wars of Theseus.And sing the wars of Theseus. TNK IV.i.133.1
This is strange.This is strange. TNK IV.i.133.2
As ever you heard, but say nothing.As ever you heard; but say nothing. TNK IV.i.134.1
No.No. TNK IV.i.134.2
They come from all parts of the Dukedome to him,They come from all parts of the dukedom to him. TNK IV.i.135
Ile warrant ye, he had not so few last nightI'll warrant ye, he had not so few last nightwarrant (v.)
assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
TNK IV.i.136
As twenty to dispatch, hee'l tickl't upAs twenty to dispatch; he'll tickle it uptickle up (v.)

old form: tickl't
gratify, give pleasure, arouse
TNK IV.i.137
In two howres, if his hand be in.In two hours, if his hand be in.hand (n.)
ability, skill [with the hand]
TNK IV.i.138.1
She's lostShe's lost TNK IV.i.138.2
Past all cure.Past all cure. TNK IV.i.139.1
Heaven forbid man.Heaven forbid, man! TNK IV.i.139.2
(to Gaoler) TNK IV.i.140
Come hither, you are a wise man.Come hither; you are a wise man. TNK IV.i.140.1
Do's she know him?Does she know him?know (v.)
TNK IV.i.140.2
No, would she did.No, would she did. TNK IV.i.141.1
You are master of a Ship?You are master of a ship? TNK IV.i.141.2
Yes.Yes. TNK IV.i.142.1
Wher's your Compasse?Where's your compass? TNK IV.i.142.2
Heere.Here. TNK IV.i.142.3
Set it too'th North.Set it to th' north; TNK IV.i.142.4
And now direct your conrse to'th wood, wher PalamonAnd now direct your course to th' wood, where Palamon TNK IV.i.143
Lyes longing for me; For the TacklingLies longing for me. For the tacklingtackling (n.)
rigging [of a ship], tackle
TNK IV.i.144
Let me alone; Come waygh my hearts, cheerely.Let me alone. Come, weigh, my hearts, cheerily!weigh (v.)

old form: waygh
weigh anchor, heave up the anchor
TNK IV.i.145
alone, let [one]
leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
Owgh, owgh, owgh,O, O, O! TNK IV.i.146
tis up, the wind's faire, top the / Bowling,'Tis up. The wind's fair; top the bowling;top (v.)
tighten, pull tight on
TNK IV.i.147
bowling, bowline (n.)
[nautical] rope which keeps the edge of a sail steady
out with the maine saile, wher's your / Whistle Master?Out with the mainsail! Where's your whistle, master? TNK IV.i.148
Lets get her in.Let's get her in. TNK IV.i.149.1
Vp to the top Boy.Up to the top, (n.)
platform at the top of a mast
TNK IV.i.149.2
Wher'sWhere's TNK IV.i.149.3
the Pilot?The pilot? TNK IV.i.150.1
Heere,Here. TNK IV.i.150.2
What ken'st thou?What kennest thou?ken (v.)

old form: ken'st
see, make out, espy
TNK IV.i.150.3
A faire wood.A fair wood. TNK IV.i.150.4
Beare for it master: take about:Bear for it, master; tack about!bear (v.), past forms bore, borne

old form: Beare
steer, sail towards
TNK IV.i.151
Singes.(She sings) TNK IV.i.152.1
When Cinthia with her borrowed light, &c.When Cynthia with her borrowed light, etc.Cynthia (n.)
Roman goddess of the moon; one of the identities of Diana
TNK IV.i.152
Exeunt.Exeunt TNK IV.i.152.2
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